KZN bags 9th consecutive National Indigenous Games Championship


KwaZulu-Natal are the National Champions of the 2019 National Indigenous Games Festival for the 9th time in a row after they were pronounced as overall winners at the conclusion of the week long national championship at Seshego in Polokwane, Limpopo. The National Indigenous Games Festival were held on 23- 26 September 2019. The winning teams were announced last night (26/09/19) during the closing ceremony last night.

Taking second place was once again Team Limpopo followed by Western Cape in 3rd position. In the schools category, KZN came second overall after overall winners Gauteng. North West took 3rd and Limpopo 4th.

Team KZN once again showcased sportsmanship prowess with a feisty competitive spirit ensuring that they upheld the status quo.

Addressing those in attendance Deputy Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nocawe Mafu thanked the provincial teams, the coaches as well as the Local Organising Committee for delivering a successful programme.

KZN MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Hlengiwe Mavimbela, congratulated the team for their excellent performance.

“The Province of KwaZulu-Natal and the Department of Sport and Recreation are proud of Team KZN Indigenous Games for once again winning the National Championships for the 9th time. Their performance is a clear demonstration of the abundance of talent that is available in KZN. We will continue to work closely with the KZN Indigenous Games Council to further develop the indigenous games, especially at the school level. We congratulate our schools team for taking second place in the national games,” said MEC Mavimbela.
Overall results:
1. KwaZulu-Natal
2. Limpopo
3. Western Cape

KZN Medal tally:

1. Khokho Females – Gold
2. Khokho - Males – Gold
3. Jukskie A – Silver
4. Jukskie B – Gold
5. Amagenda Males – Gold
6. Amagenda Females – Gold & Silver
7. Igqathu – Gold
8. Ncuva Females – Gold
9. Mlabalaba Females - Gold & Silver
10. Induku - Junior females - Gold
Junior males - Gold
Senior females – Gold
11. Drie Stokkies – Bronze

Schools overall results:

1. Gauteng
2. KwaZulu-Natal
3. North West
4. Limpopo


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